Karen Breen


Consultant haematologist with a specialist interest in thrombosis


Karen Breen is a consultant haematologist with a specialist interest in thrombosis and is based in the haemostasis and thrombosis centre and in the department of haematology.

She trained in haematology in Ireland and moved to the UK to conduct research in antiphospholipid syndrome leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Her main area of clinical interest is in thrombosis and in particular, in the field of antiphospholipid syndrome. She is currently involved in several clinical trials and in translational research in antiphospholipid syndrome.

Education and training

  • Trinity College, Dublin medical training scheme
  • Royal College of Physicians (Ireland) higher medical training scheme in haematology

Research interests

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Thrombosis


  • Prize for best speaker at MacDonald Obstetric Society meeting, May 2011
  • Haematology Association of Ireland scholarship

Last updated: September 2022

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